Meister, Riff - Sketch in A Major #4

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Meister, Riff - Sketch in A Major #4

Post by riffmeister » Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:05 am

Played on a 2015 spruce/Indian "Santos" model guitar by Ross Gutmeier. Recorded on a Zoom H4n, some reverb added in the mix down. Hope you likey...and sorry about the extra crispy pull-off at 67 sec!

BTW, this guitar is particularly awesome!!

And too many "sketches" lately!!!
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Re: Meister, Riff - Sketch in A Major #4

Post by Jack Douglas » Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:38 am

Hey Riff,
Wow, the Gutmeier sounds fantastic, very silky, seductive! No worries about your playing! Ross made an exceptional instrument for you.
Your Rohe buddy!
Hauser III 2014!

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Re: Meister, Riff - Sketch in A Major #4

Post by riffmeister » Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:42 am

Inmanjd wrote:Hey Riff,
Wow, the Gutmeier sounds fantastic, very silky, seductive! No worries about your playing! Ross made an exceptional instrument for you.
Your Rohe buddy!
Gotta get a track or two down using the '07 MV!!!!!!

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Re: Meister, Riff - Sketch in A Major #4

Post by Dofpic » Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:49 am

great job Riff. Kudos to the composer, guitarist and luthier!
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Re: Meister, Riff - Sketch in A Major #4

Post by Jack Douglas » Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:58 am

Would be very nice to hear your playing of MV 07!!
Try to Remember :D
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Re: Meister, Riff - Sketch in A Major #4

Post by riffmeister » Thu Oct 01, 2015 2:44 am

Inmanjd wrote:Would be very nice to hear your playing of MV 07!!
Try to Remember :D
I don't think I can post that one here.....for copyright reasons. But good suggestion and I will record it and post on one of the "other" forums!

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Re: Meister, Riff - Sketch in A Major #4

Post by bert » Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:56 am

Hey Riff,
Very nice piece and playing. The piece has a sort of pop-like feel to it IMO. I like it.

Thanks for sharing

Bert

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Re: Meister, Riff - Sketch in A Major #4

Post by Pat Dodson » Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:46 am

That's excellent! Super composition and playing. Somehow reminded me of both Cheers and Friends which are great memories to have triggered. First class! Thank you.

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Re: Meister, Riff - Sketch in A Major #4

Post by Paul Janssen » Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:49 am

Hi RIffy

Nice tune. It's got a Tommy Emmanuel vibe to it which I like. Well done.

Paul

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Re: Meister, Riff - Sketch in A Major #4

Post by riffmeister » Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:22 pm

bert wrote:The piece has a sort of pop-like feel to it IMO.
Definitely a bit poppy in design. And a couple "jazz chords" in the middle section. :shock: :D

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Re: Meister, Riff - Sketch in A Major #4

Post by ChristianSchwengeler » Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:22 pm

I like it a lot and the Santos sounds great!

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Re: Meister, Riff - Sketch in A Major #4

Post by Charles Mokotoff » Thu Oct 01, 2015 11:29 pm

Great all around...sounds like the Santos is opening up!

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Re: Meister, Riff - Sketch in A Major #4

Post by soltirefa » Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:17 am

Very pretty piece and playing.

That has an Arthur's Theme sound in parts.

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Re: Meister, Riff - Sketch in A Major #4

Post by ChristianSchwengeler » Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:23 pm

I did recognise some Eric Clapton, am I completly wrong?

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Re: Meister, Riff - Sketch in A Major #4

Post by riffmeister » Fri Oct 02, 2015 4:14 pm

Holy Smokes! Stealing from Tommy Emmanuel, Chris Cross, and Eric Clapton! Well, that's very flattering, I suppose. But honestly, it's just a little "ditty"....just like all of my "sketches"....my pea brain is not capable of generating a lasting piece of music comparable to any of those artists! That said, there is definitely a little riff stolen (subconsciously, not intentionally) from Pat Metheny's "Phase Dance" from the 1978 recording The Pat Metheny Group....the one at the end where the top line cycles back and forth between an A and E chord while the bass line goes through a I - vi - IV - V cycle. (I erroneously said the same thing about the Metheny rip-off in my recent "Sketch in B Minor" thread....it applies to this ditty, not that one....d'oh!)

Also, I am not entirely satisfied with my performance of the present sketch. Right hand string attack was a little dodgy, especially the annular and its nail---which needed some filing/polishing. Makes the 1st string sound a bit too strident. I might have to try it again....

And thank you everyone for your kind comments!

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